July 21: Amsterdam – Het Schip 2
More of Het Schip outside and in.
If you imagine this as horizontal, it's a strange landscape of terraces and waves.
An exquisitely carved, charming little lintel detail that is curious for being a traditional pictorial subject in such an a priori building.
A heavy fusion of balcony and flowerbox.
Impression of staircase ascents.
A nice profile on the railing above the stairs. It does however look like it's at a perfect surprise-push-over-the-edge height.
A heater with mysterious interior contents that almost look like the inside of a complex musical instrument.
A view across Hembrugstraat from the northwest. The facing pocket plazas thread the two blocks together nicely, and the little view into the courtyard of the far block (the Zaanhof) is really neat.
Just to the right from the same windows, a look at the insides of those massive balconies.
Up inside the tall tower, an elegant wood/metal structure.
Another part of the attic, with multi roof angles.
Multiple diffuse hues.
A great watercolor view of Het Schip. I'm not sure whether it's by de Klerk himself.
Bricksteppin' under one of the northwest balconies.
The center of the northwest end looks like a ship has been turned inside out.
The centerpiece of the plaza at that end is an oddly diminutive fountain.
These overhanging windows actually slightly recall those of the bridge of a modern ship. It would be fun to have a view out like that, though I wonder how it is in terms of privacy.
A pretty selection of roses and oleanders.
Het Schip sails off toward the horizon.